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Poster: Capt. Cook Date: Jul 22, 2006 12:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Comes A Time

Comes A Time, is IMHO, one of Garcia's best tunes. The version from May 1, 1977 playing right now is one of the top 5 ever. What are some other classic versions??? This one must have the longest post-vocal jam ever. Sweet jazz from jerry and phil. You want it to never stop......

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Jul 22, 2006 1:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Comes A Time

Capt. Cook: Great call! Lyrics that can go back two thousand years and will still be around in another two thousand years.
Check out eight days later in Buffalo (1977-05-09) - one of those "must listen to: versions.

Capt: Not in the same league as above but worth a listen from a different era: (1987-04-04 - Centrum)1st east coast tour for Jerry since the coma. 2nd set has a "Playin' > Comes a Time > Hand Jive > drums" with a sweet Jerry jam on "Comes a Time" and only God knows how or why Weir pulls "Hand Jive" out of nowhere but it actually worked. Check it out.

Check out one of the original pages of the handwritten lyrics on Hunter's web site:
http://www.dead.net/RobertHunterArchive/files/HandwrittenLyrics/ComesaTime.html
-- the lyrics at the top of the page Jerry sang only a couple of times before dropping them, but look at the verse that Hunter chose to completely eliminate -- that verse would changed the whole essence of the song --- AshesRising

This post was modified by AshesRising on 2006-07-22 08:02:17

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Poster: caspersvapors Date: Jul 22, 2006 11:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Comes A Time

another plus one to 5/9/77

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Poster: Capt. Cook Date: Jul 22, 2006 1:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Comes A Time

to ashes - Yes, there is the early version, fillmore-era, where jerry sings the verse you refer us to, the hunter rough draft, before the verses took shape. You are so right about hunter's words too, timeless like dylan, or lennon. Sometimes I wonder if we forget about old Hunter. He was a genuis in the vein of Ginsburg and Rilke.

This post was modified by Capt. Cook on 2006-07-22 08:21:05

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Jul 22, 2006 2:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Comes A Time

Capt: if you don't mind, send me your email address. I may have some Hunter stuff you will appreciate. --- AshesRising
(AshesRising@gmail.com)

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Poster: mcglone Date: Jul 22, 2006 2:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Comes A Time

7-17-1976 is worth a listen too:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd76-07-17.sbd.unknown.243.sbeok.shnf

ian

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Jul 27, 2006 8:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Comes A Time

mcglone: wow, thanks for the tip -- I've always focused on the following night and missed this one completely. Jerry plays pieces of several other songs during the jam you end up not knowing where it's gonna go. Also nice to hear Keith so well -- can understand why Jerry took him on the road with the "Garcia Band." Thanks again for the tip. --- AshesRising

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Poster: Old_NJ_Head_Zimmer Date: Jul 27, 2006 9:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Comes A Time

If your still checking this thread - I'm a Comes a Time freak also - Check out 8-31-80 Landover- Great vocal emphasis and a nice long post jam - very very sweet - one of my favorites and virtualy unknown - kills me every time!!!!!

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Poster: The Bopper Date: Jul 29, 2006 11:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Comes A Time

6/24/85, 11/1/85